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Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
by Garry Mulholland
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From Quadrophenia to Mamma Mia!, the rock 'n' roll movie captures the best and worst of a music's moment in time. In Popcorn, acclaimed author Garry Mulholland takes a close look at the successes and failures of this film phenomenon by... (read more)

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Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
Dreams & Dead Ends 2ND Edition the American Gang
by Jack Shadoian
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Praise for the previous edition: "Dreams and Dead Ends is quite a remarkable book. One would expect a formal, academic theorist to discuss the great and near-great American gangster movies in terms much duller than the films themselves. Not here, for Mr.... (read more)

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How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.   From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will... (read more)

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The Autobiographical Documentary in America (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
The Autobiographical Documentary in America (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography)
by Jim Lane
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Filmmaker Lane (Emerson College Los Angeles Center) explores the genre, which was established in the late 1960s, in terms of the influence filmmakers have had on subjectivity, reference, and the autodocumentary form when they turn the cameras and... (read more)

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Hollywood Musical (2ND 93 Edition)
Hollywood Musical (2ND 93 Edition)
by Jane Feuer
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"... both fresh and informed, as well as a pleasure to read." --Film Quarterly Since 1982, when this book first appeared, the Hollywood musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance. In a chapter... (read more)

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Comic Book Movies (Virgin Film)
Comic Book Movies (Virgin Film)
by David Hughes
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Superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. Now, no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in... (read more)

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Singing a New Tune: The Rebirth of the Modern Film Musical from Evita to de-Lovely and Beyond
Singing a New Tune: The Rebirth of the Modern Film Musical from Evita to de-Lovely and Beyond
by John Kenneth Muir
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Responding to the recent popularity of film musicals, Muir presents a survey of the genre for the general reader. He incorporates interviews with directors and screenwriters such as Sir Alan Parker, Todd Haynes, John Cameron Mitchell, Keith Gordon... (read more)

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Cinema Sewer Volume 3: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies! (Cinema Sewer Cinema Sewer)
Cinema Sewer Volume 3: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies! (Cinema Sewer Cinema Sewer)
by Robin Bougie
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The celebrated underground smash that is Cinema Sewer the magazine has been transformed and mutated into CINEMA SEWER: THE BOOK - and following the runaway success of the first two volumes, we're delighted to be unleashing VOLUME THREE onto a now... (read more)

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Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead
by Jamie Russell
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Zombies, zombies, zombies!!! They're everywhere! Face it, you're surrounded and there's no escape from the living dead in pop culture. When it comes to the history of zombies in film, this is an indispensable guide. If you think you've seen it all, then... (read more)

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Ultraviolent Movies Rev Edition
Ultraviolent Movies Rev Edition
by Laurent Bouzereau
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Laurent Bouzereau is an author and documentary filmmaker.... (read more)

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Maximum Movies - Pulp Fictions: Film Culture and the Worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson
Maximum Movies - Pulp Fictions: Film Culture and the Worlds of Samuel Fuller, Mickey Spillane, and Jim Thompson
by Peter Stanfield
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Long before Batman, Flash Gordon, or the Lone Ranger were the stars of their own TV shows, they had dedicated audiences watching their adventures each week. The difference was that this action took place on the big screen, in short adventure serials... (read more)

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The Heist Film: Stealing with Style
The Heist Film: Stealing with Style
by Daryl Lee
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A concise introduction to the genre about that one last big score, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style traces this crime thriller's development as both a dramatic and comic vehicle growing out of film noir ( Criss Cross, The Killers, The Asphalt Jungle),... (read more)

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Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter
Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter
by Richard Barrios
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Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Camelot--love them or love to hate them, movie musicals have been a major part of all our lives. They're so glitzy and catchy that it seems impossible that they could have ever gone any other way. But the ease in... (read more)

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Asian Horror
Asian Horror
by Andy Richards
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Since Japanese horror sensations The Ring and Audition first terrified Western audiences at the turn of the millennium, there's been a growing appreciation of Asia as the hotbed of the world's best horror movies. Over the last decade, Japan, South Korea,... (read more)

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The Sports Film: Games People Play
The Sports Film: Games People Play
by Bruce Babington
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After covering the genre's early history and theorizing its general characteristics, this volume then focuses on specific instances of sports films, such as the biopic, the sports history film, the documentary, the fan film, the boxing film, and... (read more)

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Reel Civil War : Mythmaking in American Film (01 Edition)
Reel Civil War : Mythmaking in American Film (01 Edition)
by Bruce Chadwick
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Arguing that film consistently distorts and sanitizes the past, Chadwick (history and film, Rutgers U.) details the distortions and myths purveyed by film from the KKK-celebrating to the 1993 film , in which actor Richard Gere plays a former slave... (read more)

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Deathtripping: Underground Trash Cinema (Screenprint)
Deathtripping: Underground Trash Cinema (Screenprint)
by Jack Sargeant
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This work profiles the Cinema of Transgression, an underground post-punk film movement primarily based in New York and associated with the work of Nick Zedd. The filmmakers of the Cinema of Transgression may radically differ in style and content but... (read more)

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Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies
by Garry Mulholland
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From Quadrophenia to Mamma Mia , the rock 'n' roll movie captures the best and worst of a music's moment in time. In Popcorn, acclaimed author Garry Mulholland takes a close look at the successes and failures of this film phenomenon by deconstructing the... (read more)

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Gangster Film Reader (07 Edition)
Gangster Film Reader (07 Edition)
by Alain Silver
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Containing a mix of previously published articles and new essays, this reader provides an overview of the gangster film genre, from its emergence in the early 1930s to the present day. Approximately 200 b&w movie stills and photos from the editors... (read more)

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Two Wheels on Two Reels: A History of Biker Movies
Two Wheels on Two Reels: A History of Biker Movies
by Mike Seate
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Mike Seate is a journalist living in Pittsburgh, PA. He began riding motorcycles at the age of 16, and 26 years later, has still not bothered to learn how to drive a car. His columns on city living appear three times each week in the Pittsburgh Tribune... (read more)

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